The National Retail Federation reported last year that Valentine’s Day spending was expected to reach $17.3 billion. Instead of giving expensive store-bought candies to accompany cards and flowers, why not make something yourself? You’ll have created something truly personal and saved money. Below are a few ideas that are both easy to make and sure to satisfy your sweetheart’s sweet tooth (some are even heart-shaped!).
Chocolate Caramel Pudding Bars
A layered twist on chocolate molten cookies, these Chocolate Caramel Pudding Bars are stacked with graham crackers, caramel, chocolate pudding and nuts. Ahh the layers of love! Customize with your loved one’s favorite toppings and serve as the perfect dessert after dinner.
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Gluten Free Blueberry Coffeecake
If you’re looking to start the day with a sweet gesture, whip together breakfast in bed. This gluten free blueberry coffee cake is delicious when served warm and topped with a fruity, sweet compote.
Gluten Free Buckeye Brownie
Please your favorite brownie lover with decadent Buckeye Brownies. Using Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie mix, peanut butter, and chocolate chips, these three-layered squares are deliciously indulgent.
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Easy Valentine Sandwich Cookies
Give your loved one your heart, but in cookie form! These heart-shaped sandwich cookies are pretty-in-pink with a delicious icing center. Baked to perfection in 8-10 minutes, they make a great, last-minute edible gift.